Waterford Institute of Technology

M.Sc. Blended
18 months
3450 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing at Waterford Institute of Technology enables the development of practitioners within their specialist area of practice through practice development activities, supported by a programme of academic and clinical supervision. 


The Nursing program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology  aims to empower the student and prepare them for more advanced clinical and leadership roles in their chosen clinical field, as service needs require.

Our programme is underpinned by an enquiry and practice based curriculum model that addresses the individual needs of the student while supporting practice development in service. A structured framework of clinical and academic support enables the student to further develop knowledge, skills and competencies in their specialist area of practice.

Graduates with M.S. in Nursing from Waterford Institute of Technology will be able to:

  • Critically engage in the implementation of evidence based nursing practice through the acquisition of specialist knowledge and skills in their chosen clinical field. 
  • Adjust boundaries, pioneer change and contribute to the development of health and social policy. 
  • Evaluate, analyse and develop their own inter-professional clinical practice. 
  • Critically select, evaluate and use research-based evidence to inform their practice. 
  • Integrate theory and practice through practice related activities. 
  • Demonstrate development of skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice.
  • Explore options of care within national and international best practice guidelines relative to their specialist area of practice. 
  • Engage in teaching and advisory roles within their chosen clinical field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Caring in Context 
  • Clinical Governance 
  • Research Project  
  • Developing Clinical Practice 
  • Politics of Health Care 
  • High Dependency Nursing
  • Rehabilitation and Habilitation Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Intellectual Disability Nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered nurse/midwife with NMBI. 
  • Hold an honours degree in nursing OR another recognised qualification which is approved as a suitable alternative to a primary degree OR submit a portfolio for accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) for consideration. 
  • Have a minimum of two years post-registration experience. 
  • Be currently engaged in clinical practice – a minimum of 20 hours per week. 
  • Have support from their Director of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Manager. 
  • Nominate a Clinical Supervisor from their practice area. ·
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3450 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.

€1725 for year two


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